Trent Reznor Humorously Nods to Lil’ Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ CMA Nomination
What a weird wonderful world 2019 is turning out to be for Nine Inch Nails' mastermind Trent Reznor. Early in his career, or even just last year, it might have been odd to associate him with a Miley Cyrus cover, a Disney/Pixar soundtrack or even a country song, but it's the latter which recently raised a few eyebrows.
Lil' Nas X's cross-genre hit "Old Town Road" conquered the music charts and enjoyed play in the country music world as well, recently earning a Musical Event of the Year nod at the Country Music Association Awards. Reznor's part in all this is that a bass sample of Nine Inch Nails "34 Ghosts IV" was used to help create the beat for the song.
While Reznor has remained largely quiet about the monster hit single, he did have a little fun with the idea of being nominated for a CMA award. On his social media, he posted a photo of himself and his scoring and Nine Inch Nails cohort Atticus Ross photoshopped into a Brooks & Dunn press photo with the caption, "New world, new times ..."
The "Old Town Road" remix credits Lil' Nas X, producer YoungKio, collaborator Billy Ray Cyrus, as well as Reznor and Ross. The song was shut out of the other country categories at the ceremony.
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